Saturday June 11 2011
Roma move for Rolando and Romero

Roma begin to build Luis Enrique's team with interest in Porto defender Rolando and AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The Giallorossi presented director of sport Walter Sabatini to the media on Friday and he set out plans for the new squad.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, they are already in advanced negotiations with Porto for defender Rolando.

The centre-back is seen as the ideal replacement for Philippe Mexes, who joined Milan on a free transfer.

Rolando was spotted in Rome last week on vacation, but the newspaper suggests he was also holding talks for the move.

“If Porto had wanted to keep him, then they would've extended his contract to 2015,” added agent João Josè Silva.

The Lupi have also set their sights on a new goalkeeper, as they have reportedly agreed a fee with Liverpool for Alexander Doni.

The replacement will also be South American, as they have targeted AZ Alkmaar and Argentina shot-stopper Sergio Romero.

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